When I last blogged I had the fortunate happenstance to discover it was community large pick up day in my neighborhood, meaning Curbside Shopping. I love this venue really I do! I drove around, not too many items out on Tuesday since it was the first day, just yard clippings, broken bikes, furniture missing legs etc. I was on the look out for a headboard to make a darling bench like I've seen on other blogs. Nada.
Then I spied the corner of this mish-mashed among some lumber and yard clippings five streets down from mine.
I pried this beauty out of the mess with the hem of my skirt because this is Arizona and it is DANG HOT in the afternoon. This wrought iron piece was SCORCHING! Glad no one saw me lift my skirt up to pick it up and put in the back of my car. Right now it's on the wall of the garage until I paint the living room/dining room and hang it up.
I love it! Best of all it was FREE!
Next up I found these Ralph Lauren Stencils in a box on another street.
I have been wanting to buy some to try out for the longest time, just couldn't part with the $25.00. TA DA! Here are three of them in excellent shape, previously used but that's A-OK with me. $75.00 worth of stencils for FREE! FRUGAL SCORE. (no I didn't have to lift my skirt for these!)
Saturday I was feeling a bit better from the migraine, so I ventured out to get more fluids and more migraine pills from the pharmacy. I stopped at two yard sales on my three mile trek to the drug store.
I found this .....
OMG! I almost peed my pants... I have DESIRED one of these vintage wire laundry baskets for a a long, long, LONG time. The lady had three houses worth of antiques and amazing things. She and her husband had sold two homes and were having an estate sale for some of the less costly items. I spied this baby and almost tripped getting to it (Remember, I am vertically challenged and should never run, skip or hop!). She had a price on it that was way, way out of my range.
I looked around a few minutes before going back to it to lovingly say good bye. She came over and we talked. She lowered it ten dollars, making it $20.00. Still I had to think a milli-second before I handed over my twenty dollars mad money.
I am...in...love. sigh.
Second yard sale I stopped at, had clothes, which is fine with me, since my company is revoking the telecommute days and I will have to be in the office five days a week. I need a few more tops to stretch my wardrobe and these fit the ticket nicely for $1.00 each.
This one will require a few alterations to take it in on the sides.
Otherwise it will be perfect for the remaining summer months....and fall...and winter with a black long sleeve tee underneath.
Joining the party with Rhoda at Southern Hospitality. Head on over y'all and see what others found.
Ta Ta For Now!